Now, let me start off by saying, in interest of full disclosure, I didn’t get a chance to catch that much of the game yesterday. I was driving back to RVA, what can ya do?
This game was one that we, as fans, all knew was coming. Lamar Jackson and the prolific Baltimore Ravens offense strolled into town and kindly maintained a lead for the entire game. A Chase Young-less Washington Football Team, honestly did a lot better than expected at containing Lamar and the Ravens rushing attack. Only allowing one big 50 yard run that led to a TD. The only things we forgot about: Lamar can throw the football and Ravens receivers are fast.
Haskins showed a good deal of improvement yesterday, throwing 32/45 with 314 passing yards. He was making quick AND CORRECT decisions that kept the offense moving downfield. He checked down, didn’t throw interceptions to either of the Ravens All-Pro CB’s nor any other Ravens DB’s. I can’t really ask for anything more from a guy who’s started less than 20 games since high school. So, I’ll admit I was kinda hard on him after last week, but to be fair 3 INTs is jarring to say the least.
In terms of scoring, this game went pretty much how it was supposed to. As is tradition since the Hogs, Washington’s offensive line needs improvement, giving up 8 Tackles for a loss and 3 sacks. Another thing that Washington’s offense is lacking is a solid WR2 that Haskins can rely on. Terry can’t do it all himself and defenses will just leave their best corner on him every time. Additionally, Antonio Gibson has been *whispers* pretty great so far and I hope he continues to crush it. Drafted for his pass catching ability, Gibson popped off with 4 receptions for 82 yards. Furthermore, Gibson has been able to create something out of nothing constantly by keeping his legs chrining for extra yardage. Something Washington hasn’t seen out of a back in a long time (Adrian Peterson doesn’t count, he’s Adrian Peterson).